PowerStream Launches DC Fast Charger In Greater Toronto Area
PowerStream, a community-owned energy company, recently launched the first multi-standard DC fast charger in Ontario.
It’s located in Vaughan at PowerStream’s head office, just off Highway 400, and is free to use.
At 50 kW of power, charging shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to 80% capacity (excluding Tesla).
ABB Terra 53 CJ is equipped with CHAdeMO plug and CCS Combo (North American version of course).
“The level 3 charging station’s power is being supplied by PowerStream but paid for courtesy of G&W Canada and Survalent Technology.”
PowerStream states that there are currently more than 2,000 electric vehicles in Ontario and approximately 300 in PowerStream’s service territory.
Maurizio Bevilacqua, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of the City of Vaughan commented:
“We are proud and excited to be working with Nissan, G&W and Survalent in bringing these new environmentally-friendly technologies to our customers. Launching the publicly-accessible level 3 charging station and introducing V2G technology serve as examples of why we continue to be recognized as an industry leader.”
Separately, PowerStream announced introduction of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) power supply system.
“PowerStream also today introduced the first commercial Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) power supply system in North America with two high-capacity level 2 chargers connected to a solar carport located in the back parking lot of the company’s head office building. PowerStream worked with Nissan to better understand how the all-electric LEAF can be connected to power systems to potentially benefit utility companies and drivers alike.”